The Washington Times: Glimpse of Reality
Jul 01, 2003, 13:00 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Sowell)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Stephen Lord for this link.
"According to the Times of London, the city of Munich has
replaced Microsoft Windows with a Linux operating system in 14,000
of its computers. This provided a glimpse of economic reality,
completely contrary to the premise on which Judge Thomas Penfield
Jackson convicted Microsoft of violating the antitrust laws.
"Microsoft's 'control' of the market for computer operating
systems was based on calculating that company's share of the sales
of operating systems for personal computers that used Intel-type
chips. Judge Jackson eliminated all Apple computers, all network
systems and PCs that used operating systems such as Linux.
"The more narrowly the market is defined, the easier it is to
get high percentages showing one company's 'control' of the market.
That has long been a favorite tactic in prosecuting antitrust